Japan’s Abe says he will meet Iran’s Rouhani this month in NY

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeated his intention of speaking with Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. (File/AFP)
Updated 17 September 2019

Japan’s Abe says he will meet Iran’s Rouhani this month in NY

  • Abe added that he would travel to Belgium after the UNGA session
  • He is also meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he would meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the end of the month, as regional tensions rise in the Middle East after the weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities, public broadcaster NHK said.
It was during a meeting with members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party that Abe repeated his intention of speaking with Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, according to NHK.
Abe added that he would travel to Belgium after the UNGA session and meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, NHK said.


Canada’s Justin Trudeau to form a minority government: TV projections

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Canada’s Justin Trudeau to form a minority government: TV projections

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation says Justin Trudeau's Liberals will hold on to control of Canada's government.
Trudeau appeared to overcome a challenge in Monday's national elections from the rival Conservatives four years after he channeled his father's star power to become prime minister.
CBC did not say whether Trudeau's Liberals had won enough seats to win a majority in Parliament or would have to form a minority government.